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Fountain man enjoys living on the edge


Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Fountain The Great Outdoors

Nick Schwebach stands next to his race car, which was recently wrapped by Kelly Printing and Signs, giving it a professional look. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Many people would not drive a race car if you paid them, but that is exactly what Nick Schwebach is hoping for when he climbs into his race car.

Schwebach races at Deer Creek Speedway near Grand Meadow, Minn., and also at Dodge County Speedway in Kasson, Minn.

The 29-year-old says he “grew up around racing”, having two cousins that raced in Decorah, Iowa. Schwebach’s dad sponsored his nephews and the family spent a lot of time at the racetrack.

Schwebach says he then “helped out a few people” who were racing, hoping to someday have a car of his own to drive onto the track.

When he turned 18 years old, he realized his dream of owning his own race car and “ever since then we have been racing,” states Schwebach.

His car consists of a 1988 Monte Carlo body with a small block 355 engine. It was just recently wrapped by Kelly Printing and Signs of Preston, Minn. and looks very professional with the sponsors names and other logos displayed.

When asked what is the best part of racing, Schwebach smiles and says, “winning”, of course, but he also enjoys “the kids coming down afterwards” because he enjoys meeting them. He gets driver’s cards made to give to the little fans and for the past few years, he also gives away any trophies he wins to kids following the races.

The payout at Deer Creek Speedway is both trophies and money, but “one nice thing is whether we win or don’t win, we still get money to help us keep the costs down,” states Schwebach.

Schwebach’s first race of the season at Deer Creek Speedway was the Season Opener, which was held on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Results were not available at the time the Fillmore Country Journal went to press. Races begin at 6 p.m.

For more information on races including sprint cars, school bus races, Tasseldega Nights, Featherlite Fall Jamboree, and more, go to deercreekspeedway.com.

Schwebach grew up in Caledonia, Minn. He and his fiancé, Brooke Thissen, moved to Fountain, Minn., in October of 2015. The couple will be wed on September 10, 2016 in Hayfield, Minn.

As racing is a hobby at this time, Schwebach works a full-time job as a mechanical insulator for Diamond Energy Systems of St. Joseph, Minn., and enjoys working on his car and racing in his free time.

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Police Chief Mosher warns of scams

Mon, Apr 18th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

As the Fountain City Council met for its monthly meeting on April 7, 2016, Police Chief Mosher warned of scams that area residents have experienced. On March 28, Mosher received a report of a scam off Craigslist. These types of scams have an ind ..... 
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Fillmore township rock quotes

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Legals

Fillmore township rock quotes Fillmore Township will accept written quotes on a per ton basis for crushed road rock to be delivered and spread. Certificate of insurance must accompany all bids. Quotes must be in the hands of the Clerk of Fillmore T ..... 
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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up meeting and visitation Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central Elementary School will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up information meeting for parents and visitation for students on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. Please use elementary entrance. Fillmore Central S ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School student recipient of Minnesota State High School League ExCEL award

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Education

MINNEAPOLIS, March 15, 2016 – Wells Fargo announced Kiera Olson of Fillmore Central High School has been named a recipient of the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) Program. Wells Fargo sponsors the ExCEL Program as part of ..... 
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Trail Days 2016 will be one day event

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on March 3, 2016 for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. A community meeting was held at the Fountain Community Center on March 1 regarding Fountain Trail Days 2016. It was decided that the town celebration wi ..... 
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Bid Notice

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in Fountain Legals

Bid Notice Fillmore Central Schools ISD 2198 shall receive bids for Civil Engineering and Construction Services for a new Parking Lot Addition at the Fillmore Central High School located at 145 Main Ave. S., Harmony, MN. There will be a pre-bid wa ..... 
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Annual board of audit Fountain Township

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in Fountain Legals

Annual board of audit Fountain Township The Annual Board of Audit for Fountain Township will be conducted immediately following the regular March meeting. The regular March meeting will be held on March 3, at 7:00 pm at the Fountain Fire Hall. D ..... 
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Fillmore Central 7-8th grade band performance at the 2016 MMEA Mid-Winter Clinic

Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016
Posted in Fountain Education

What is this performance? The MMEA has an annual clinic where thousands of music educators from our state and all over the world come to celebrate and learn more about music education. Many of the sessions offered at this convention help teachers ..... 
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